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Music in the Mountains (Durango, CO)

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(July 8-29, 2012) Founded in 1997, Music in the Mountains features more than 60 accomplished Festival Artists and Guest Artists, such as violinist Philippe Quint and conductor/clarinetist Carl Topilow. Performances highlight orchestral, chamber, and pops music with works by composers such as Vivaldi, Schubert, Janácek, Gershwin, and others. Other offerings include the free Family Festivo concert and the Conservatory Music in the Mountains for student musicians to improve their craft through lessons, master classes, coachings, rehearsals, and performances. Music in the Mountains Goes to School presents workshops and events for schoolchildren during the academic year. (DK)

Music in the Mountains Information

  • Venues: Festival Tent (Durango Mountain Resort, 1 Skier Place); Community Concert Hall (Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive); Roshong Recital Hall (Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive); St. Columba Church (1830 East 2nd Avenue); Rotary Park (Between Main Avenue and East 2nd Avenue); First National Bank of Durango (259 West 9th Street); St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (910 East 3rd Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Poor for the Festival Tent. All other venues are easily accessible by bus or trolley
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good for all venues
  • Performances/Programs: Approximately 35 concerts per season
  • Ticket Prices: Range from $10–$39
  • Grass Pass: One hour prior to an event, the lawn area in front of the festival tent will open to patrons. The festival musicians cannot be seen and softer music may not be heard from the lawn seating area, but it is a great way to hear great music. Outside alcohol and food is permitted in this area, so you are encouraged to bring your picnic and a blanket. Passes are $5 per person, children 15 years and under are always free
  • Membership: Friend (up to $299); Music Lover ($300–$599); Contributor ($600–$1,249); Supporter ($1,250–$2,999); Patron ($3,000–$4,999); Benefactor ($5,000–$9,999); President’s Council ($10,000–$14,999); Guarantor ($15,000–$19,999); Maestro’s Council ($20,000+). Depending on level, member benefits include program acknowledgement; advance ticket ordering privileges; a Festival Poster; free concert tickets; invitations to the Summer Symphony Soiree; invitations to the Meet the Musicians Event; and more.